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China continues to bail out the Kremlin, which even appears ready to sell the Chinese majority interests in its energy empire. Will China offer Putin a deal he can't refuse? http://ow.ly/K1f5G #aroundasia
China continues to bail out the Kremlin, which even appears ready to sell the Chinese majority interests in its energy empire. Will China offer a deal Putin cannot resist?
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Despite vast cultural differences, Saudi Arabia doesn’t want Lebanon to be overrun by ISIS. That’s why the Saudis are funding a large weapons package from France to Lebanon. http://ow.ly/JV5CS #dispatches
Despite vast cultural differences, Saudi Arabia doesn’t want Lebanon to be overrun by ISIS. That’s why the Saudis are funding a large weapons package from France to Lebanon.
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As Vladimir Putin tightened his grip, and others chose the comfortable path, Boris Nemtsov continued to fight for a democratic Russia, exposing corruption and power abuses. http://ow.ly/JQezC
As Vladimir Putin tightened his grip, and others chose the comfortable path, Boris Nemtsov continued to fight for a democratic Russia, exposing corruption and power abuses.
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After twenty years of failed attempts, it is time to abandon the belief that a “local” agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians would pacify the region. http://ow.ly/JPru1
After twenty years of failed attempts, it is time to abandon the belief that a “local” agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians would pacify the region.
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The Kremlin’s propaganda machine is busy in Moscow’s prominent bookstore, Biblio-Globus, with its display of titles pushing paranoia-inducing anti-Americanism and the party line on Ukraine. http://ow.ly/JKgk5
The Kremlin’s propaganda machine is busy in Moscow’s prominent bookstore, Biblio-Globus, with its display of titles pushing paranoia-inducing anti-Americanism and the party line on Ukraine.
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Twenty years after reformers in Beijing broke up the Maoist-era monopolies, a new round of government-directed mergers threatens to undermine China’s competitiveness. http://ow.ly/JEm2p #aroundasia
Twenty years after reformers in Beijing broke up the Maoist-era monopolies, a new round of government-directed mergers threatens to undermine China’s competitiveness.
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Last week Lithuania announced plans to reinstate the draft given “the current geopolitical environment” in the region. Will Latvia and Sweden follow? http://ow.ly/JYoXS
Last week Lithuania announced plans to reinstate the draft given “the current geopolitical environment” in the region. Will Latvia and Sweden follow?
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When Ukraine started grabbing headlines a year ago, more than a few scholars began writing as if they were experts on the country. Trouble is, they were merely self-serving realists. http://ow.ly/JSZQa
When Ukraine started grabbing headlines a year ago, more than a few scholars began writing as if they were experts on the country. Trouble is, they were merely self-serving realists.
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Putin’s war with freedom at home is herding the Russian people, blinded by a controlled media and big lies, into an economic, social, demographic, moral, and Orwellian abyss. http://ow.ly/JPE4h
Putin’s war with freedom at home is herding the Russian people, blinded by a controlled media and big lies, into an economic, social, demographic, moral, and Orwellian abyss.
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President Obama and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter are right to fight violent extremism with a strategy that combines hard and soft power alike. http://ow.ly/JPksN
President Obama and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter are right to fight violent extremism with a strategy that combines hard and soft power alike.
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Democrats and liberals are getting fed up with the White House’s tepid response to the Islamic State, whose atrocities President Obama insists on distancing from Islam itself. http://ow.ly/JHhcm
Democrats and liberals are getting fed up with the White House’s tepid response to the Islamic State, whose atrocities President Obama insists on distancing from Islam itself.
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As the Kremlin feasts on the corpse of its economy, alienates its neighbors, and consolidates itself as a rogue in the eyes of the civilized world, Vladimir Putin loses if he doesn't win big. http://ow.ly/JDKn7 #orangeblues
As the Kremlin feasts on the corpse of its economy, alienates its neighbors, and consolidates itself as a rogue in the eyes of the civilized world, Vladimir Putin loses if he doesn't win big.
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